Bailey Cassada, Co-Editor/Author

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As a senior, I have seen and experienced first hand the many side effects that come from Senioritis. Senioritis defined by Google is, “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance”. In other words, because seniors are excited for their futures, it’s common for many of them to lose motivation, especially if they are already admitted to a college. The symptoms can include laziness, tiredness, and declining grades. As the school year is coming to an end, the vast majority of seniors are struggling to stay focused.

It is almost unavoidable, and no matter who you are, there is a good chance of getting it at some level. Senior Alydia Marangoni realized that, “Once I got accepted into college and classes start winding down, it became really hard to stay motivated throughout the day which is when it was apparent that I had Senioritis!” Another student, Makenna Flint, simply says that Senioritis, “Just makes me feel kind of sad and sick and tired all the time. I don’t want to be here and I have slowly given up on most things. The procrastination has never been stronger.” I know numerous seniors who don’t complete assignments, procrastinate, skip classes, and even skip school.

There is no exact cure for Senioritis, but there are some helpful tips to make it less of an issue. Keep reminding yourself that the end of high school is near, and while many (including myself) are excited to graduate, make the most of these last few weeks by spending time with friends and going to school events. Also, keep a positive attitude, because you’re almost finished with high school! Don’t you want to leave knowing that you stuck it out until the end and did your best? It may be hard to believe now, but there is a good chance that you will miss certain things about high school, so make the most of these last few weeks.


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